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Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

...asked why anyone would need iPods when smartphones can play music and more.There are times...to shudder when I saw people rely on smartphones for their precious digital memories...leave my stand-alones behind, too. Smartphones have improved tremendously and even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-08-27/stand-alone-
Samsung unveils 2 jumbo phones

NEW YORK - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.Samsung said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/samsung-unveils-2-jumbo-ph
Visa wants to track smartphones to combat credit card fraud

...allow its cardholders to inform their banks where they are automatically, using the location function found in nearly every smartphones.Having your bank and Visa know where you are at all times might sound like "Big Brother." But privacy experts are applauding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/visa-wants-track-smartphon
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...This could be remembered as the year smartphones became boring.Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras...Francisco.If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/can-smartphones-snap-out-t
Small business on-the-go? Smartphones make it easy

...salons do blowouts for $35. "It's an extension of me."Smartphones have become vital for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Apps...touch with employees from anywhere. Some owners say their smartphones make it easier for them to build a side business while keeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/small-business-go-smartpho
New BlackBerry smartphones to hit UK, Canada before March arrival in US

...generation of more versatile BlackBerry smartphones is finally about to hit the market after...long-awaited line-up of revamped smartphones and software Wednesday at simultaneous...out a new Windows operating system for smartphones, confronting RIM with another technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-30/new-blackberry-smartphones
Smartphones complicate tracking, paying overtime

ATLANTA - Those smartphones and BlackBerrys that enable work anytime, anywhere are increasingly...be working ? because they can, thanks to the growing use of smartphones. That's allowing work to bleed into evenings, weekends and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-06/smartphones-complicate-tra
Android operating system on 75 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter

NEW YORK - Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.Apple's iOS system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-03/android-operating-system-7
Need a reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features

...industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete...a similar service for millions more smartphones to run on its Android software. And...promises a service for its newest Galaxy smartphones will be accepted in more stores than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-06-25/need-reason-
Child exploitation task forces busy

...would submit that it's always been there and we're just getting better at (finding offenders)."With the rise of smartphones, Wilson said, "there's a lot more opportunity for young people to be exposed to being preyed upon."His office devotes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-22/child-exploitation-tas